Mock trials have proven to be an effective learning tool. It helps participants understand the law, practice critical thinking, and gain greater confidence. This interactive educational activity aims to prepare each SANE to testify as an expert witness at trial. Two experienced assistant district attorneys will provide a lecture on best practices in testimony and possible pitfalls. The participants will be presented with two cases; one pediatric and one adult in which they will have to examine documentation of a sexual assault and give testimony on this documentation. The participants will have the opportunity to mimic testifying and cross-examination by the attorneys. The court process will be explained and proper terminology will also be covered.
Presenters: Megan L. Gorman & Rachel L. Africk, JD
Participants can earn up to 4.0 contact hours of continuing nursing education credit based on attendance.
This project is/was supported by funds from the Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) under grant number T96HP32497 and title LSU Health Advanced Nursing Education Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners Program in the amount of $1,284,606. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author(s)/presenter(s)and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by the BHPr, HRSA, DHHS, or the US Government.
Disclosures : There is no conflict of interest or relevant financial interest by the faculty or planners of this activity. There is no commercial support of this activity. There is no endorsement of any product by LSUHNO School of Nursing for this activity.